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 REPLACE PADDED KNEE INSERTS WITH SUEDE LEATHER ON AN ENGLISH SADDLE
WITHOUT TAKING THE SADDLE APART
This repair involves making up and installing new padded knee inserts with suede leather on an English saddle without taking the saddle apart.  
As a general rule suede leather is used in forward seat ( Deep seated jumping or VVS ) saddles.  
MATERIALS LIST AND COSTS   Based on average costs and  times for a saddle maker with 3/5 years of experience
AMOUNT
DESCRIPTION
COST
TOTAL
2.04
SQ FT SUEDE LEATHER
3.18
6.49
2.04
SQ FT VEG TAN TOP GRAIN LEATHER
3.90
7.96
1
SQ FT FOAM RUBBER [½" X 8" X 12"]
4.90
4.90
MISC SUPPLIES  @ 20% (THREAD-RIVETS-DYE-OIL, ETC.)
1.30
     MATERIALS COST
20.64
PROFIT OR RETURN ON INVESTMENT ON MATERIALS USED
1.09
MATERIALS TOTAL COST
21.73

4.18

HOURS OF LABOR NEEDED FOR REPAIR

 { The shop rate is the total of your hourly wage and an hourly rate to cover your overhead costs }

SHOP RATE TOTAL
MATERIALS
&
 SHOP RATE
TOTAL
    HOURS OF LABOR NEEDED FOR REPAIR TIMES A SHOP RATE OF   $ 40.00 PER HOUR
167.20
188.93
    HOURS OF LABOR NEEDED FOR REPAIR TIMES A SHOP RATE OF  $ 45.00  PER HOUR
188.10
209.83
     HOURS OF LABOR AT A SHOP RATE OF $ 50.00 per HOUR
    NATIONAL AVERAGE HOUSEHOLD INCOME


209.00

230.73
    HOURS OF LABOR NEEDED FOR REPAIR TIMES A SHOP RATE OF  $ 55.00  PER HOUR
229.90
251.63
    HOURS OF LABOR NEEDED FOR REPAIR TIMES A SHOP RATE OF  $ 60.00  PER HOUR
250.80
272.53

TIMES   Based on average times for a saddle maker with 3/5 years of experience
PROCESS
TIMES    (minutes)
REMOVE OLD PADDED KNEE INSERTS
23.00
MAKE PATTERN FOR NEW INSERTS
27.00
MAKE UP NEW PADDED INSERTS (EITHER LONG OR SHORT
66.00
HAND STITCH INSERTS INTO FLAPS
135.00
     TOTAL MINUTES
251.00
     TOTAL HOURS OF LABOR NEEDED FOR REPAIR
4.18

MATERIALS LIST
NO
DESCRIPTION
WIDTH
LENGTH
TOTAL
2
SUEDE SPLIT FOR THE TOP OF THE KNEE ROLLS - CUT FROM PATTERN - APPROX - 7" X 4"
7
14
196.00
     TOTAL SQ INCHES
196.00
          50% WASTE SQ INCHES
98.00
               TOTAL SQ FT
2.04


NO
DESCRIPTION
WIDTH
LENGTH
TOTAL
2
TOP GRAIN LEATHER FOR BOTTOM OF THE KNEE ROLLS - CUT FROM PATTERN - APPROX - 7" X 14"
7
14
196.00
     TOTAL SQ INCHES
196.00
          50% WASTE SQ INCHES
98.00
               TOTAL SQ FT
2.04

 REPLACE PADDED KNEE INSERTS WITH TOP GRAIN LEATHER ON AN ENGLISH SADDLE
WITHOUT TAKING THE SADDLE APART
This repair involves making up and installing new padded knee inserts with top grain leather on an English saddle  without taking the saddle apart.  
As a general rule top grain leather is used in dressage saddles.  
MATERIALS LIST AND COSTS   Based on average costs and  times for a saddle maker with 3/5 years of experience
AMOUNT
DESCRIPTION
COST
TOTAL
2.19
SQ FT TOP GRAIN LEATHER
5.73
12.55
2.19
SQ FT VEG TAN TOP GRAIN LEATHER
3.90
8.54
1
SQ FT FOAM RUBBER [½" X 6" X 14"]
4.90
4.90
MISC SUPPLIES  @ 20% (THREAD-RIVETS-DYE-OIL, ETC.)
2.51
     MATERIALS COST
28.50
PROFIT OR RETURN ON INVESTMENT ON MATERIALS USED
1.50
MATERIALS TOTAL COST
30.00

4.18

HOURS OF LABOR NEEDED FOR REPAIR

 { The shop rate is the total of your hourly wage and an hourly rate to cover your overhead costs }

SHOP RATE TOTAL
MATERIALS
&
 SHOP RATE
TOTAL
    HOURS OF LABOR NEEDED FOR REPAIR TIMES A SHOP RATE OF   $ 40.00 PER HOUR
167.20
197.20
    HOURS OF LABOR NEEDED FOR REPAIR TIMES A SHOP RATE OF  $ 45.00  PER HOUR
188.10
218.10
     HOURS OF LABOR AT A SHOP RATE OF $ 50.00 per HOUR
    NATIONAL AVERAGE HOUSEHOLD INCOME


209.00

239.00
    HOURS OF LABOR NEEDED FOR REPAIR TIMES A SHOP RATE OF  $ 55.00  PER HOUR
229.90
259.90
    HOURS OF LABOR NEEDED FOR REPAIR TIMES A SHOP RATE OF  $ 60.00  PER HOUR
250.80
280.80

TIMES   Based on average times for a saddle maker with 3/5 years of experience
PROCESS
TIMES    (minutes)
REMOVE OLD PADDED KNEE INSERTS
23.00
MAKE PATTERN FOR NEW INSERTS
27.00
MAKE UP NEW PADDED INSERTS (EITHER LONG OR SHORT
66.00
HAND STITCH INSERTS INTO FLAPS
135.00
     TOTAL MINUTES
251.00
     TOTAL HOURS OF LABOR NEEDED FOR REPAIR
4.18


MATERIALS LIST
NO
DESCRIPTION
WIDTH
LENGTH
TOTAL
2
TOP GRAIN FOR THE TOP OF THE KNEE ROLLS - CUT FROM PATTERN - APPROX - 75" X 15"
7
15
210.00
     TOTAL SQ INCHES
210.00
          50% WASTE SQ INCHES
105.00
               TOTAL SQ FT
2.19


NO
DESCRIPTION
WIDTH
LENGTH
TOTAL
2
TOP GRAIN LEATHER FOR BOTTOM OF THE KNEE ROLLS - CUT FROM PATTERN - APPROX - 7" X 15"
7
15
210.00
     TOTAL SQ INCHES
210.00
          50% WASTE SQ INCHES
105.00
               TOTAL SQ FT
2.19




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